Created by David Calcano and launched in 2012, FANTOONS is an on-going comic strip that brings you comedy and art based on the greatest rock bands on the planet. We’ve released two books so far, and for this book, we’re exclusively going to cover the mighty RUSH! We’ve created comics, art, and parodies with their rich history, covers, and of course ourselves…the obsessive fans. You know… the guys that crashed their site when the R40 tour was announced; if you clicked & refreshed the page more than 4 times you are one of us.
Our book is ready to print! We are working on the cover to create something incredible for you. The purpose of this Kickstarter is to help us fund the printing process for the book... entitled: “Comicspheres: A retrospective of Rush Toons by Fantoons” This book is made for Rush fans by Rush fans, to celebrate their incredible career with humor and art blended together.
TELL ME MORE ABOUT THE BOOK!
You can see some of our artwork here: www.fantoons.tv to get a feel for what we’ve done. We publish RUSH comics every Tuesday.You may have seen some of our work shared by rushisaband.com and many other Rush Fan sites online, but 80% of the book has never been published online before. This is the first time we will do an entire book dedicated to one band; plus what could be better than doing it about RUSH! The book will be 8.5" x 11", FULL-COLOR, and packed with different art styles in chapters dedicated to the cartoon style we are doing.
SHOW ME! What’s in the book I WANT TO SEE!!!?
Ok, ok, relax! We work with more than a dozen artists in this book, including artists who have illustrated The Simpsons comics, Ren and Stimpy comics, and many others. You’ll be blown away!
We distributed the book into chapters that will focus on a topic or comic styles… Here’s a sample…
The Rush Crossovers… an entire chapter devoted to cool crossovers from movies, TV and comics.
The TORONTONIAN… a chapter devoted to single panel comic strips inspired by the famous cartoons featured in the New Yorker.
Sugar Rush! The entire Rush studio albums reimagined as cereal boxes…
RUSH ART! Inspiring scenes we imagined...
Roll the ads! We created Rush products for all our fan needs ☺
The Rush Pinups… most people say Rush has no female fans! And to prove everyone wrong, we have created pinups for our book…
What if I’m not a RUSH Fan, would I like it?
Well first of all… you should be a RUSH Fan! Buy Moving Pictures or a compilation like GOLD, NOW! I mean that. Many of the jokes just are for Rush fans, so if you don't know about the band you won't get many of them.
However, if you like art, comic strips, and appreciate illustration, you’ll LOVE this book, because the artistry is unbelievable! We worked with some of the best artists around the world (Tone Rodriguez from The Simpsons comics and many more; Mike Kazaleh who worked on Ren and Stimpy comics and pretty much anything else you can think of; a wonderful roster of artists from around the world like Charles Brubaker, Drew Krevi, Raciel Avila, Juan Riera, Cristian Garcia, Samanta Eridini and many many more). They all inked their heart and soul into every page of this book.
People love our art so much that they buy our work without even knowing it has something to do with RUSH… then they discover RUSH and of course, they become fans. True story! Often, people come to us to thank us for discovering RUSH or Mr. Big in our Facebook, because they enjoyed our artwork and jokes, which means the absolute world to me.
I want to know about the rewards!! NOW!!
Now let's talk about what you'll get besides the book right? Let's see the images of some of the prints and rewards, below them you'll find a table with all the rewards nicely summarized.
Rush Toons Book (Cover design NOT FINAL):
3 Stooges print:
Jedi Lee T-shirt print (Kickstarter Exclusive!):
Hold Your Fire Print:
Geddy Paper Toy:
Roots of Rush print (Kickstarter Exclusive!):
Return of the Geddy print:
Geddy for Prime Minister print (Also available as Geddy for President):
Rock, Sweat and Strips Book (RUSH Cover):
Other rewards include:
Risks and challenges
The book itself has already been completed, with the exception of the cover and adding caricatures of donors who will appear in the book. Printing process will begin as soon as the campaign is successfully completed.
The printing service is one that comes recommended and with reliability to create high-quality merchandise.
I will be posting updates over the course of both the campaign and production, everyone will be updated on our progress. Feel free to write us for any questions.
Please note that all orders outside of the U.S.A. will have a higher shipping and handling cost (depending on what Rewards level you choose). I will do everything to keep S&H costs to a minimum.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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